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Training Manual for Auxiliary Firemen

Issue 6 and Volume 95.

Training Manual for Auxiliary Firemen Just issued by the National Fire Protection Association of Boston is a new book. “Training Manual for Auxiliary Firemen,” by Horatio Bond. W. Fred Heisler and R. J. Douglas (416 pages, 225 illustrations, $1.50). In presenting the text, the National Fire Protection Association offers the training evolutions and maneuvers described in the Manual as practices largely proved and accepted. This is because the text follows closely an outline prepared last winter entitled “A Guide for Training Auxiliary Firemen” by the Firemen’s Training Committee of the Association and which is already being used as the official pattern for training auxiliary firemen in Chicago and other cities. The manual is presented in four parts: civilian defense courses (including use of gas masks and handling incendiary bombs), primary, secondary and supplementary firemanship courses. Arm bands would in most cases be issued to auxiliaries after completion of the civilian…

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